ABG launches Vectra AutoSet turret rewinder

New turret rewinder features automatic set up and integration with ABG’s and third-party presses.

ABG launches Vectra AutoSet turret rewinder

ABG has launched Vectra AutoSet, the latest addition to the Vectra family of turret rewinders, marking three decades of Vectra production and the installation of over 2500 units.

The latest Vectra, unveiled at Labelexpo Europe 2023, features an AutoSet cutting mechanism for fully automated setup. Optionally, it can include the fleyeVision camera system and ABG Connect, providing 100 percent inspection with full automation and integration with an MIS system. This integration is a crucial part of ABG's automation infrastructure, boosting productivity and reducing the need for extensive operator skill and time.

Furthermore, the Vectra AutoSet offers advanced SKU label printing capabilities and introduces a new glue application method using heat exchange technology to extend the glue's open time. This provides greater control and the ability to switch between a spiral and glue stripe for narrow cores.

The design of the Vectra AutoSet ensures easy integration with ABG’s Digicon Series 3 and Converter, as well as third-party presses, offering flexibility for various operational needs. Additionally, it is available with or without a glue option, catering to a wide range of industry requirements.

Mark Norman, technical director at ABG, said: ‘We’re excited to launch the new Vectra AutoSet. The Vectra range has been instrumental in driving efficiencies for our customers for many years. This new model not only consolidates Vectra's position as the premier turret rewinder in the market, but also future proofs it with a host of new features and enhanced functionality. The Vectra AutoSet is a testament to our commitment to advancing our customers' businesses.’

ABG said the launch represents a pivotal step in its ongoing journey of innovation and customer-focused development, reinforcing the Vectra range's legacy and setting new industry standards.